Emacs-keybinding

Emacs-keybinding

An addon for using Firefox with Emacs keybindings

What is Emacs-keybinding?
Emacs-keybinding is a Firefox add-on that enables users to navigate and browse with Emacs keybindings, enhancing their web browsing experience. It provides a range of keybindings for scrolling, tab management, refreshing, and history navigation.
Stats
Users: 51 ▲ 1
Rating: 2.91 (11)
Version: 0.2.6 (Last updated: 2024-04-23)
Creation date: 2017-12-27
Weekly download count: 6
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • activeTab
  • find
  • history
  • search
  • storage
  • tabs
  • topSites
Size: 158.48K
URLs: Website
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Summary

This is a Emacs key binding addon for Firefox 57+. These keybindings work in most webpages, but not in internal Firefox pages ('about:xxxx', new tab page).

Due to limitations of the current extension interface it is not possible to change keybindings for the Firefox user interface itself - and overriding only works for some of the keys, varying between platforms. If bindings are not working please check the troubleshooting guide for tips on how to change Firefox configuration to disable conflicting Firefox bindings.

Shortcomings of the extension interface also require a page to have fully loaded before keybindings can work - i.e., adding a keybinding for aborting loading of a new tab is not possible. Future versions may try workarounds for some keybindings by defining command keys.

For reporting problems please use the Github issue tracker. The developer documentation is useful if you want to contribute to this extension.

User reviews
Completely broken on modern versions of firefox
by Hyperboid, 2022-06-15

^F and ^B "scroll right" only? What about, do they move the cursor on text fields, and do ^N and ^P move between lines on multi-line textbox? What I'd really love is something like KeySnail was, or at least as large part of it as possible with new style extensions.
by robsku, 2020-06-15

hmm, the listed keybindings don't work (some interfere with standard menu options, others just don't do anything), and the scope seems very limited; not sure what the point is
by mark , 2020-05-30
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Safety
Risk impact

Emacs-keybinding is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Emacs-keybinding if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Emacs-keybinding is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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